Scholarship Program

The CSIA continues to promote ongoing education through its Scholarship Program. Financial assistance is made available to aspiring full-time and part-time Ski Instructors that have unmistakably demonstrated their commitment to the sport of skiing and have distinguished themselves by their initiative and involvement in their Snow School. The Scholarship Program offers an incredible opportunity to support your growth through our system, so take advantage of this opportunity and apply! 

The National Scholarship Program in funded through voluntary contributions received from CSIA Members at large. A number of our six Regional Boards have also allocated significant resources to scholarship awards.

The 2023-2024 Scholarship application deadline date is January 31st, 2024.

The CSIA Scholarship Program grants selected applicants with a one-time use promo code, applicable on one or more Certification Programs of their choice, up to a value of $500 ($1000 when applied towards the Level 4 Academy). All Certification Pathway Programs are eligible, excluding the Level 4 Academy Selection Camp and Exam.

The Candidate must:

  • be a Regular Member in good standing (renewed membership) with the CSIA. Newly certified members in 2023-2024 are not eligible;
  • include a summary of their involvement and dedication within their Snow School, including any specific achievements or recognitions received and outline their career objectives within the Ski Industry;
  • include a letter of recommendation from their Snow School Director;
  • clearly demonstrate financial need;
  • send their Scholarship application request as per the deadlines announced;
  • mention the Certification Program(s) name, location and date they are applying for;
  • to apply for the Scholarship, please login to your profile, go to the Member Area tab, then select Scholarship Application from the drop-down menu.

The Scholarships shall be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • all of the above-mentioned information has been submitted;
  • priority will be given to full-time seasonal and part-time Ski Instructors whose sole revenues come from ski instruction;
  • the Scholarship will be valid until June 30th, 2024;
  • only one Scholarship, will be granted per Member in a three (3) year period.
  • the Scholarship request is subject to space availability at the time of registration.

Selection Process and communication:

  • the CSIA Selection Committee will be responsible for the selection of the Candidates.
  • all Candidates will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision within 2 weeks of the deadline by email, by telephone or by other means deemed adequate.

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